NASA testing nuclear reactor for Mars habitat

Researchers from NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Department of Energy are testing a small nuclear reactor for use on Mars.

The Kilopower reactor aims to generate a reliable power supply for a long-term habitat on the planet.

Its compact size and durability means it can be transported to the surface of Mars, with multiple high-power versions required to power a large habitat.

The Kilopower reactor has been successfully tested at various power levels, and researchers plan to conduct a full-power test in the near future.

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NASA testing nuclear reactor for Mars habitat